A horrific series of attacks on Jews around New York have prompted finger pointing from both sides. I’ve argued both the far-right and the far-left are to blame and we need leaders to unequivocally denounce Jew Hatred (anti-Semitism).
Plus, I actually find a spot of agreement with VP Pence regarding the American people, that we have more in common than we don’t.
Let me put the DNC Server/Ukraine hoax to rest. Please feel free to share (please credit me when you do).
I was asked again why the DNC didn’t allow the FBI to have the server for analysis. Here’s my response:
It has nothing to do with allow. That’s the wrong question and I’ve never seen evidence they “didn’t allow” the FBI to do as you ask.
InfoSec is almost entirely virtual and almost never physical. The only reason I want to physically examine a server is for physical fingerprints OR extremely rarely when attempting to recover data off of wiped hard drives (however this almost never happens anymore as anyone with any skill knows how to wipe drives and make them unrecoverable, I used to do it for banks, insurance companies, etc).
InfoSec forensics is almost entirely reviewing detailed technical logs (from servers, routers, switches, and computers which are a combination of physical and virtual) and using software to analyze them, making traces using arcane technical jargon that few actually understand.
The president and his defenders claim the server was in Ukraine. False. Easily proven false. IP addresses are assigned in blocks to Internet providers BY COUNTRY. The DNC mail server was not using a Ukrainian IP address, therefore it could NOT have been in Ukraine when it was operating. The global routing tables would have never routed the traffic and that cannot be done, even with highly sophisticated tools.
The whole idea of a mail server is specious nowadays. I was CTO of a tech company I cofounded where we hosted mail servers for many companies, including those with high security concerns (in addition to creating a product called Rapid Rebound, etc.) Every mail server we setup dating back to 2005 was a virtual setup. Physically grabbing my servers would have been meaningless, other than someone’s desire to brute force hack the encryption.
In sum, the whole DNC server/Ukraine connection is a sad hoax perpetrated to redirect attention away from the president/Giuliani/etc. A classic red herring. Exactly as my grandfather Bunny used in his magic tricks so the audience wouldn’t see what he was really doing to setup the trick.
President Trump is the third president in US history to be impeached by the House Of Representatives. However, polls aren’t showing improvement in public support for the move by the Democrats.
I argued why impeachment isn’t a popularity contest, Mollie shouldn’t cite them as she previously said people should be skeptical of these polls, plus Trump should brag that he finally got more votes than a Clinton!
Surprise billing by doctors and hospitals is dramatically affecting millions of Americans as 18% of ER visits and 16 % of in-patient hospital admissions crush us with these surprise bills.
Plus, the Bush-era Medicare reforms prohibited the government from negotiating drug prices for Medicare recipients, which is entirely illogical as that group is the biggest consumer of prescription medication.
While impeachment hearings continue, the Trump DOJ OIG just cleared the conspiracy of the Russia investigation origins.
Yes, mistakes were made, but no conspiracy against Trump.
Again: NO CONSPIRACY AGAINST TRUMP
It’s important to note criticisms: “neither the AG Guidelines nor the DIOG contain a provision requiring Department consultation before opening an investigation such as the one here involving the alleged conduct of individuals associated with a major party presidential campaign.”
LEGITIMATE INVESTIGATION – “FBI had an authorized purpose when it opened Crossfire Hurricane to obtain information about, or protect against, a national security threat or federal crime, even though the investigation also had the potential to impact constitutionally protected activity.”
LISA PAGE IS CLEARED! “while Lisa Page attended some of the discussions regarding the opening of the investigations, she did not play a role in the decision to open Crossfire Hurricane or the four individual cases.”
PETER STRZOK IS CLEARED! “We further found that while Strzok was directly involved in the decisions to open Crossfire Hurricane and the four individual cases, he was not the sole, or even the highest-level, decision maker as to any of those matters.”
NOT an anti-Trump investigation “We concluded that Priestap’s exercise of discretion in opening the investigation was in compliance with Department and FBI policies, and we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced his decision.” Carter Page in real trouble.
“We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the decisions to open the four individual investigations.”
Germany’s Deutsche Welle (DW) had me back on The Day with Helena Humphrey, Friday, December 6, 2019 to discuss the happenings with impeachment in the United States.
I explained how the process works, the legal basis, the lack of basis for the Republicans positions, the Republicans sustaining support for Trump to their own future detriment, and the failure of Mitch McConnell in the Senate to take a vote on over 400 bills passed in the House.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the next stage of the impeachment process referring the matter to the Judiciary Committee to draft the articles of impeachment. Are voters responding?
Plus, moments before we went on air, VP and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden confronted a voter over lies. I found it reminiscent of Sen. John McCain in 2008 when he confronted a voter over her lying about Barack Obama.
Hunter Biden had a terrible day in court with his controversies growing. Is it fair to judge his father, Joe Biden, for his actions?
Also, candidate Joe nibbled at at his wife, Dr. Jill Biden‘s finger during a campaign speech. The right went wild, and I see it as a loving, playful move between two people who are close to each other.